MacBook Air as a big-ass iPod?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by themanfromvlad, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

    themanfromvlad

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    Does anyone here know if there's a solution to this around the corner? I want to buy an MBA, then just plug it in to my iMac at home and sync it like an iPod. That would be incredibly awesome.

    Anyone else dying for this functionality?
     
  2. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Do it wirelessly with .mac

    The clue is in the name "Air". :)
     
  3. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Anybody know where I can pick up a belt clip for my MBA for workouts?
     
  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    AHAHAHAHHA LMFAO
     
  5. clayj macrumors 604

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    Or look here, if you don't want to use .Mac (and there are plenty of reasons not to):

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=429956

    Personally, I wouldn't use my MBA as an iPod... that's what iPods are for, and they are much cheaper and have more storage space. But if you want to play music and movies through your MBA, it can certainly do that if you set things up correctly. The key is not to actually store any of that stuff on the MBA itself unless you really have to, or unless you don't have a huge quantity of it.
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I think that the OP just wanted to use his MBA as a machine that was synced to his desktop -- wanting to keep it as in sync as possible.
     
  7. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    There's also a relatively new program called ToMacs (see Versiontracker) that claims to do the same. I've not used it, but I did download it with an aim to take a look. I believe it's completely free.

    Link
     
  8. roland.g macrumors 603

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  9. themanfromvlad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bingo... I go on a trip, I write a few documents, add a program, I come back home, plug in to my desktop and sync everything.

    We all know Apple is heading in this direction, they've already applied for a patent on an iMac looking device that's actually a big screen that docks your laptop. http://www.tuaw.com/2008/01/03/apple-patent-suggests-notebook-docking-station/
     
  10. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    See dude, I'm with ya... :D
     
  11. avigalante macrumors 6502

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    Don't you mean armband? :cool:
     
  12. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Haha. It would look good on my 12" guns.
     
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